JSP 822 Part 4
DSAT QS 001:2008
THE DEFENCE SYSTEMS APPROACH TO TRAINING
Director General Training and Education
© CROWN COPYRIGHT 2008
1 Introduction 1
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations 3
4 Overview of the DSAT 4
Figure 4.1 – The DSAT Model 4
Figure 4.2 – The DSAT Process 5
5 DSAT management of training system structure 8
6 The management of training 10
7 Training Documentation 13
8 Job Analysis 14
9 Training design and development 16
10 Training delivery 19
11 Evaluation of training delivered 21
Table 11.1 – The Stages of Training Evaluation 23
12 Acquisition of Training Solutions 24
13 Training systems audits 25
DSAT QS 001 mapped against the ISO 9001:2000 requirements 1
Table A.1 – DSAT QS 001 Mapped Against The ISO 9001:2000 Requirements 1
Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) Quality Standard (QS) has been developed by the Ministry of Defence Directorate General of Training and Education in conjunction with the British Standards Institution.
This DSAT QS has been endorsed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Training and Education Policy Group as the QS for the management of Individual Training across Defence.
It is sponsored by the Director Training & Education within the Directorate General Training and Education, MOD.
DSAT QS 001:2008 supersedes DSAT QS 001:2007, DSAT QS 001:2003 and DSAT QS 002:2003, which are withdrawn.
Relationship with Other Publications
Extracts from BS EN ISO 9001:2000 reproduced with the permission of BSI under licence number 2003SK/0140. The British Standard itself can be obtained from BSI Customer Services, 389 Chiswick High Road. London W4 4AL. Tel +44 (0) 20 8996 9001. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contractual and Legal Considerations
This private standard does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a contract. Users are responsible for its correct application.
Compliance with this private standard does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations. This private standard is not to be regarded as a British Standard.
The Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) Quality Standard (QS) sets out the strategic principles to be applied to all individual training provided by, or on behalf of, the Ministry of Defence.
The DSAT QS provides:
A framework against which organisations can develop and implement compliant quality systems which best meet their operational/business needs;
A Defence-wide benchmark against which the management and provision of individual training can be evaluated and good practice identified and implemented across the MOD;
A means of ensuring that individual training is delivered to meet the operational/business requirements of the MOD, in accordance with the principle of Investors in People (IiP).
The DSAT QS is intended to be applied intelligently in order to avoid the creation of a bureaucratic and unresponsive individual training system.
This Quality Standard specifies requirements for a training quality system.
It is applicable to any activity, provided by or on behalf of the MOD, that has the objective of developing the knowledge, skills and/or attitudes of an individual, towards preparing that individual for their current or future role.
All abbreviations, terms and definitions referred to in the DSAT QS can be found in JSP 822 Part 2 – Glossary of Abbreviations, Terms and Definitions.
4 Overview of the DSAT
NOTE The DSAT is a method for organising and controlling individual training through a systematic process, illustrated by the models shown in Figures 4.1 and 4.2.
Figure 4.2 – The DSAT Process
The extent to which each phase of the systems approach is applied to a given individual training activity shall be commensurate with the importance, complexity and risks associated with the requirement that generated the training need.
The scope of an organisation’s DSAT-compliant training quality system shall only encompass those “systems approach to training” functions conducted by the organisation.
NOTE For example, if an organisation only delivers training then the training quality system should only cover the training delivery function and the inputs and outputs that relate to it. 1)
Where extant, DSAT-compliant quality systems already exist there shall be no duplication of quality processes and/or procedures, or the supporting quality system documentation.